Meet the Sullivans: April Stitch Fix Review (Box #6)

April 10, 2015

April Stitch Fix Review (Box #6)

After taking a a little break between Stitch Fix boxes #5 and 6 during Lent I'm back to show you what came in my most recent box!The box arrived on our doorstep on Good Friday, but I held out until Tuesday to try it all on and make some declensions.


If you're wondering what Stitch Fix is, or how it works... It's a personal shopping service, and all you have to do to get started is fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest! The styling fee is $20, and if you pick something from your fix that fee is applied to whatever you decided to buy!

If you've never tried Stitch Fix before I highly recommend giving it at least one try. It is so much fun! And if you do decide to sign up please use my referral link --- thank you thank you!

When I opened the box and saw the pieces chosen for me I wasn't thrilled, at first. There were a pair of shorts, something I rarely wear and a a handful of other items that didn't appeal to me right off the  bat. After checking out the outfit suggestions made by my stylist, I decided that for this fix I would try and re-create the outfit suggestions on the cards to see if I could actually picture myself wearing the pieces with what I already have.  

Item #1: Finnegan Roll Cuff Chino Short by Dear John ($48) - I'm not a fan of shorts. They're super cute on most people -- I just do not like them on myself. I wear them every once in a while, but they have to be the right length. these were way shorter than I'm comfortable with. Verdict: Returned

 
Item #2: Becky Cutout Detail Top by Skies are Blue ($44) - This top fit fine, and I didn't dislike the color, material or print, but I just wasn't excited about it either. It felt very similar to tops I've owned before, so I decided against it. 

I tried it on with the Pomelo Analisse Anorak Jacket I bought from a past Stitch Fix box, my Baxley Zipper Detail Skinny Jeans from my last box, and a pair of taupe booties like the ones shown on the card. Turned out to be a pretty cute, casual outfit. I'll have to remember the combination the next time I get dressed in real clothes! Verdict: Returned


Item #3: Bowie Solid Dolman Sleeve Top by Laila Jayde ($58) - I really did not think I'd like this sweater. Because? 1. it's a sweater and we're on the verge of Spring 2. the color is more Fall to me and 3. the dolman style has never appealed to me. But then I tried it on and fell in love. I knew I was keeping this one for sure. 

I tried it on with some similar pieces I already own, and even though the outfit is very "fall" I was convinced I had to keep the top. I've worn it twice already this week! Verdict: Kept!


Item #4: Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress by Pixley ($68) - I requested a dress I could wear to the park with Owen and then transition to a date night, so I assume this is what they thought would work. I liked the dress (cut/style/color), but the material is just too stiff to wear around with a 3 year-old.

I paired the dress with gold sandals like the ones pictures, but didn't have a gold bag, so I just added the gold tone necklace I received at the Stitch Fix event I went to last month. Looking back at the pictures the dress is pretty cute. Maybe I should have kept it? Verdict: Returned

Item #5: Robyn Teardrop Branch Necklace by Bancroft ($34) - Cute necklace and like the branch style design, but I just wasn't crazy or excited about it. Verdict: Returned


SO, what would you have kept? I usually only let myself keep one thing from each box, but sometimes it's hard to keep to that limit. It is so much fun seeing what they send each month. The pieces I've picked from my fixes over the last year have become some of my favorite staples! So, if you decide to sign up please use my referral link!

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21 comments:

Jessica @ The Newly said...

I'm with you on shorts, sweet girl! I think they're cute, but rarely wear them. And when I do, they HAVE to be a certain length and fit or it's a total no go for me. I like the shirt you chose, and probably would have encouraged you to keep the dress too - it was cute! Maybe they can send something like that again next time!:)

hello erin said...

I love that sweater! And I mean it's still chilly in the evenings so total win! And that dress is darling on you. Seriously LOVE IT. But it's hard to justify with a toddler for sure. But you'd look super fancy at the park ;)

Brittany said...

I love the dress, but would need it to be shorter sleeves. I think it would be too hot to wear for summer. Love that necklace too!

Laureen D said...

Love the dolman sleeve top, good choice. That dress looks great on you too, but I totally understand, if it's not casual-comfortable it won't get worn.

Gentel said...

I stopped signing up for Fixes because every box had a dolman sleeve top or a tab roll sleeve top and I hate both! However, I do have that dress (got it in my first Fix) and it's still a favorite!!

Courtney Spena said...

I've kept every dolman they've sent me. I LOVE them. So glad you kept yours!! And yes, that dress fit you like a glove! I can see why you sent it back, but it was also really fabulous on you :)

Kim R @ 1200 Miles Away said...

I received that striped dress as well and kept it. It was super cute, fits well, and I will tell you - it washes SO well! So sorry you returned it. I really like the stretch in it!

Colleen said...

I thought it was cute, but it wouldn't have been quite right for going to the park or playing at home. If I had more need for something a bit dressier I would have totally kept it. I love black and white stripes!

Colleen said...

I think I'd only ever tried one or two dolmans on and thought I didn't like how they felt -- probably some cheap version from F21!-- but this one is so comfy. Oh that dress, probably should have kept it!

Colleen said...

Seems like a lot of people have loved that dress themselves! Did you tell them in your profile that you didn't want any dolman/tab roll sleeve tops? Not that they always listen! They didn't when I said I wanted a maxi dress this time :-/

Colleen said...

Thank you! It is so nice to find another piece I really really like!

Colleen said...

Totally agree about the sleeves! Sleeveless would probably been really cute!

Colleen said...

I would, I would be the fanciest mom in the sandbox and sliding down the slide! It would also be super fancy to wear at school while I help children with paints and glitter! lol

Colleen said...

Yes! I'm very particular about shorts. I pretty much never find any that I love. Thanks girl!!

Meghan Flinn said...

Ooh that dress was super cute but I understand why you sent it back. If the material didn't fit your lifestyle you probably wouldn't wear it a lot.

Laura Keenan said...

I agree; not your best fix. But I do love that dolman top you kept!!!

Tawnya Faust said...

I LOVE that dress, I can't believe you returned it!! But I guess if the material wasn't right you wouldn't wear it a ton, eh? :) Love looking at others' stitch fix reviews.. man I wish they delivered to Canada

Ailee | Snapshots&MyThoughts said...

I cannot believe you returned the dress either! I'm with Tawnya - you looked incredible in it! HOWEVER, if the material is wrong, then I get it. So, I've got two very similar dresses I own that are mega comfy: Pima Cotton Dress in Stripe from J. Crew and the Stripe Henley Shirttail Dress from Gap. I love these Stitch Fix reviews - I'm so interested to see what others get. I've only done it a handful of times, and ended up returning most of the stuff! I like doing the J. Crew and Nordstrom personal shoppers more, but think Stitch Fix is a great idea too.

Sara McCarty said...

I love the dress! You look great in i! I agree with the rest of your analysis. Love the sweater (I would have kept that too) and I'm also not a fan of shorts. I just can't seem to pull them off. I love SF reviews! Can't wait for my next box.

Whitney Smith said...

I'm in love with the dress. But can totally understand not getting wear out of it with a wild child to chase after if it is not a good fabric. I'm so tempted to try this but I am so so cheap that I don't know if I could stand spending so much on one piece.

Ann @LiveGrowWrite said...

Love the necklace! Pinning this for my next fix.

Ann with www.LiveGrowWrite.com